Ratings based on 1,294 Verified Reviews

4.2 out of 5
93% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
3.7 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Australia

Old world charm

Posted Sep 18, 2017
Delightful history Restaurant lovely view & great staff On the beach location Bed comfortable
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from calgary, alberta

Good location

Posted Sep 10, 2017
Good stop over before heading out to Vancouver Island the next day
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 16, 2017 by rdyck, Hotel Management
Thank-you for staying with us and your 5 out of 5 rating
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Sydney, Australia

Character hotel near the beach and park

Posted Sep 8, 2017
Pros: Location, spacious room, decor.
Cons: I had a bit of trouble working out the shower but in a building that age, it is understandable.
Location: The hop on / hop off bus stops just across the road from the hotel. Stanley park and beaches in walking distance.
Beautiful heritage building with beach across the road and Stanley park around the corner. Beautiful lobby and public places. Quick check-in/out. Spacious and sunny room with very comfortable bed, seating, desk and all facilities: coffee making, ironing, hair dryer etc... I didn't have a view but the room was very quiet at night. The restaurant and bar have amazing vues of the beach and sunset. And...they have a 'late riser's breakfast' on their lunch menu!
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 16, 2017 by rdyck, Hotel Management
Thank-you for your comments about your stay with us and your 5 out of 5 rating, we appreciate it.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Suburbs of Chicago, IL

Charming hotel in a wonderful location.

Posted Sep 3, 2017
Pros: LOCATION, CHARM, STAFF
Cons: The elevators
Location: Wonderful location across from English Bay Beach and Stanley Park. Lots of restaurants and shops. On/Off bus stops across the street.
The hotel was very comfortable and the staff couldn't of been more helpful. It's an older hotel with slow elevators, etc. but the location and charm more then make-up for those minor inconveniences. The restaurant was very good with beautiful views of the beach across the street. We would definitely stay again and hope to. Overall we were very pleased.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 9, 2017 by rdyck, Hotel Management
5 out of 5, cannot do much better than that, thank-you. The staff will enjoy the mention of their service. Please travel safe.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Victoria, BC

Perfect location!

Posted Aug 27, 2017
Went to a concert at Rogers Arena and had a nice walk back to the hotel on a warm summer night. Great location across from the beach, gorgeous views, lots of local restaurants close by, friendly staff hospitality & housekeeping. Will definitely go back.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 2, 2017 by rdyck, Hotel Management
We look forward to your return, thanks for your comments and 5 out of 5 rating.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Montreal

We expected old and quaint, we got old and smelly.

Posted Aug 24, 2017
Pros: Location is ok with a beach right next door, charming restaurants and coffee shops and close to Stanley Park. Linen was clean and comfortable.
Cons: It needs new carpets, the walls are paper thin and the ceiling had stains. The bathroom was old and smelly.
Location: Good location. We didn't travel with public transit though, I don't know how that would be.
It's a gorgeous hotel with lots of charm and character. Sadly, it's in dire need of renovations. The room was smelly. I felt horrible putting my family through this, even though it was for the one night. We didn't spend much time in the room but at night, before putting my two-year-old to bed, she told me "mommy it smells like animal pee". It was both cute and heart breaking... The staff at the front desk were apologetic about it but I think they know... Please renovate this hotel!
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 26, 2017 by rdyck, Hotel Management
I am sorry the hotel did not meet your standards. Please travel safe and enjoy Vancouver.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from toronto

Character hotel overlooking English bay beach

Posted Aug 23, 2017
Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing
Location: Central to tout la ville
Fab And that is it You either like older hotels or not We like roominess and opening windows to feel and hear the world
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 26, 2017 by rdyck, Hotel Management
Thank-you for staying with us and taking the time to write a few comments on this site, Please come back again
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Langley BC

Nice hotel close to the beach.

Posted Aug 23, 2017
Great location, friendly staff, excellent room, comfortable bed. I would definitely stay at the Sylvia Hotel again.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 26, 2017 by rdyck, Hotel Management
Thank-you for your recommendation. please travel safe
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Council Bluffs, IA

Nice hotel by beach, restaurants, hop-on, hop-off.

Posted Aug 17, 2017
Pros: Great location for what we wanted. Our room was large. Restaurant and bar in hotel. Although we didn't need it this trip there was a parking garage.
Cons: Outlet in bathroom wasn't working. Maybe a breaker switch. Bed was very firm. A new shower head.
Location: A sandy beach is right across the street as well as cycling and walking paths. Hop-on hop-off tour stop very close, lots of restaurants nearby.
We were very pleased with this hotel. Employees were very friendly and helpful, location by beach, walking and bicycle trails. It is an older hotel so bathroom wasn't modern but room was large, clean and charming. Restaurant and bar inside was convenient. We took the trolley tour that had a stop a few steps away. We hope to return to Vancouver sometime and stay at this hotel.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 19, 2017 by rdyck, Hotel Management
Thank-you for taking the time to write a review on this site. We appreciate your kind words about the location and service. We hope you will return again so we can serve you again
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Long Beach, CA

Great hotel. Great location for tourists!

Posted Aug 5, 2017
This is a great hotel. It is an historic hotel that has been very well maintained and preserved. Right next to the beach for English Bay. A short walk to shops and restaurants and the ferry to Granville Island with its Farmers Market. Also close to beautiful Stanley Park. We rented bikes so we could see more of the Park.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 12, 2017 by rdyck, Hotel Management
Thank-you for staying with us and taking the time to write a review on this site. Love your header, we hope to see you again.